Even when the UK and Europe are at their greyest and coldest there are colourful, sun-drenched destinations just a short flight away – perfect winter-sun escapes for adventure loving families.
You and your family could be exploring the busy markets of Marrakech, in southern Morocco, riding mules between Berber villages in the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, mountain biking through remote desert oases and riding camels into the silent Saharan dunes. At this time of year the sunshine is warm, not hot, making the activities all the more fun. The landscape is at its majestic best, with snow on the mountains and rich, green valleys dotted with fruit and almond trees in full blossom.
Another option for February half term is to enjoy a winter activity holiday in Europe and Canada. Stay in Romania’s own Ice Hotel and even visit Bran Castle better known as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula! In Slovakia you stay in the High Tatras mountains and enjoy fun filled winter adventures such as snow tubing, a ride in an air-filled wheels pulled by a snowmobile and even a challenge of the avalanche action to find an object under piles of snow.